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Three Years On, Resentment Simmers Again on Istanbul Streets

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, June 21 – For residents of Cihangir, a trendy neighbourhood of cafes and bars in central Istanbul, it almost felt like a return to the summer of 2013, when protesters played cat-and-mouse with riot police amid clouds of tear gas night after night. Two demonstrations ended with police intervention over the

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Dutch Journalist Who Criticized Erdogan Detained in Turkey

By David Dolan and Thomas Escritt ISTANBUL/AMSTERDAM, April 24 – A prominent Dutch journalist has been detained by Turkish police, a Dutch official said on Sunday, a week after she wrote a column published in the Netherlands in which she criticised President Tayyip Erdogan for his clampdown on dissent. Erdogan is known for his intolerance

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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Obama Spoke ‘Behind My Back’ on Press Freedom

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, April 3 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused U.S. counterpart Barack Obama of going behind his back for criticizing Turkey’s press freedom record and linked it to efforts to “divide” Turkey, media reports said on Sunday. Obama said on Friday after meeting Erdogan on the sidelines of a nuclear summit

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